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  • adj. Alternative spelling of land grant.

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  • Because they retained a college of agriculture as one unit along with a college of education, a college of medicine, etc., many students today refer to the land-grant universities as “cow colleges.”

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • A college of agriculture was one unit along with a college of education, a college of medicine, and so on, so many students today refer to the land-grant universities as “cow colleges.”

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • The report had a decidedly positive tone, despite criticism that the scope of work was too narrow, that USAID has not tapped into the enormous intellectual property represented by land-grant universities that have excellent agricultural colleges, and made the point that there should be greater involvement by the private sector.

    Dan Silverstein: The Future of Funding: Development Aid as an Investment

  • When arguing for new spending on education and infrastructure, he has cited Dwight Eisenhower's interstate highway system and Mr. Lincoln, who fostered the transcontinental railroad and land-grant colleges.

    Obama Tries On a Teddy

  • Department of Agriculture and then subsequently through land-grant universities -- such a small component goes to the local organic and sustainable agricultural realm.

    Danielle Nierenberg: Tapping Into Innovative Practices to Feed the World: An Interview with Mark Muller

  • From the founding days 'til now, government has championed public education, such as in 1862 when Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act establishing America's great land-grant universities.

    Jeffrey Sachs: Paul Ryan, American Values and Corporatocracy

  • The program makes extensive use of American land-grant colleges and universities to provide short-term educational opportunities, ranging from two to four weeks.

    Emily Doerr: Helping the impoverished make healthy choices

  • The Morrill Act of 1862 created land-grant colleges for the purpose of teaching agriculture and innovations that promoted a liberal and practical education for the average citizen.

    Paula Allen-Meares: Why It's Imperative That Everyone Have Access to Higher Education

  • The land-grant and credit mobilier type routes however have gone the way of the dodo … since the money was given based on the number of miles built, they built inefficient winding routes to maximize their profits.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The Timeless Appeal of Triumphalism

  • Now, the party of Lincoln, who signed into law the land-grant college system; the party of Theodore Roosevelt, who led scientific expeditions down the Amazon; the party of Dwight Eisenhower, who demanded an effective national response to the Soviet challenge to American science that followed Sputnik -- that same political party has declared itself unwilling to let science find the truth.

    Carl Pope: The Pursuit of Ignorance

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